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"The Forgotten Pioneers" is a short documentary created and produced by Merissa Williams and Lisa Cohen for Black History Month and originally aired on KIRO-7's "First Sunday" program. The film focuses on the unrecognized history of African American Pioneers in the Pacific Northwest. Interviews include Henry Donaldson, Guela Gayton Johnson, Mattie Vinyerd Harris, Ralph Hayes (historian), James Green Kirk, Esther Hall Mumford (historian), and Letcher Yarbrough. Reported and written by Merissa Williams. Edited by Steve Baxter and Jeannine Weholt. Production assisted by Holly Herrin. Photography by Glenn Aust, Steve Baxter, Brian Miller, Rich Pauli, Ed Pollack, John Sherman, and Frank Simon. Post production work by Keith Cook and Greg Pecknold. Executive produced by Tim Garrigan. News Director John Lippman. Special thanks to Henry Donaldson, Lillian Donaldson, Gordon Donaldson, Ellenburg Libraries, Guela Gayton Johnson, Mattie V. Harris, Ralph Hayes, Priscilla M. Kirk, James Green Kirk, Esther Hall Mumford, Dr. Donald Phelps, Letcher Yarbrough, and Arline Yarbrough. Copyright 1988 KIRO Inc.
Item 8831, Record Series 3902-01: Seattle Channel Moving Images
Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.